Tom is an award winning producer/director. He is a long distance cyclist and avid basketball and volleyball player. He blames his love of traveling on his parents.


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The Path Less Chosen

Travel that's just a bit off the beaten trail.

 "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

- St. Augustine

Getting from point A to point B by foot, bicycle, kayak, or some other non-motorized means.

Interesting destinations that make you want to linger, overnight or for several days.

Things that make the journey worthwhile, whether it's a brew pub or the perfect spot to watch the sunset.

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August 30, 2019

In the northeast corner of Oklahoma sits a lovely state park that could be the poster child for getting off the beaten track. Make no mistake, Natural Falls State Park is well maintained with a few nice hiking trails, but it is not the kind of place that attracts natio...

May 28, 2019

Hiking in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York provides lots of options. One of the best known hikes is Watkin's Glen State Park on the south end of Seneca Lake. But 25 miles to the east is another park that offers equally as spectacular scenery and hiking.


September 26, 2018

Hiking up waterfalls seems to be a particularly Caribbean pastime. In Jamaica, the best known waterfall hike is Dunn's River Falls in Ocho Rios. Being on the north side of island near Montego Bay means the falls get a lot of tourists. For a similar, some would argue be...

August 24, 2018

Geographically speaking, the Watkins Glen Gorge Trail is in the Finger Lakes region of upper New York state. But it doesn't take much of an imagination to think you've been transported into the realm of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. You hike over stone walkways, up and...

July 10, 2018

Niagara Falls is one of the best known tourist destinations in North America. But just a few miles downriver from the thundering falls is a natural hiking trail about as different from the falls as one can imagine.

The Canadian side of Niagara Falls is the side that get...

February 13, 2017

While northern Indiana is quite flat the southern part of the state has dramatic hills providing for great hiking and numerous waterfalls. Clifty Falls State Park, along the Ohio River near the city of Madison, is home to four large waterfalls and dozens of smaller one...

January 28, 2017

Shenandoah National Park in Virginia is located just 75 miles from the hustle and bustle of Washington D.C.. But the park is so different than the nation’s capital it might as well be on another planet. The 200,000 acre park is home to numerous waterfalls, deep valleys...

January 17, 2017

Washington D.C. is a great city to visit with all its museums, federal government buildings and memorials. However it is also filled with millions of people and sometimes the visitor wants to just get away from all the hustle and bustle. Just a 30 minute drive from the...

January 16, 2017

Located high in the Appalachian Mountains, Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. These mountains are quite different than their western cousins. The Smokies are covered with dense forests. They are also lower in...

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